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Funny in Farsi : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America / Firoozeh Dumas.

Author/Creator:
Dumas, Firoozeh.
Publication:
New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 198 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects:
Dumas, Firoozeh.
Iranian American women -- Biography.
Iranian Americans -- Biography.
Immigrants -- United States -- Biography.
Dumas, Firoozeh -- Family.
Ābādān (Iran) -- Biography.
Whittier (Calif.) -- Biography.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971-
Dumas, Firoozeh.
Families.
Immigrants.
Iranian American women.
Iranian Americans.
Manners and customs
California -- Whittier.
Iran -- Ābādān.
United States
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Summary:
An autobiography of growing up as an Iranian-American describes the author's family's 1971 move from Iran to Southern California, the members of her diverse family, and their struggle with culture shock.
Contents:
Leffingwell Elementary School
Hot dogs and wild geese
In the gutter
Save me, Mickey
Swoosh-swoosh
With a little help from my friends
Bernice
A dozen key chains
You can call me Al
Of mosquitoes and men
The "F word"
Waterloo
America, land of the free
The Ham amendment
Treasure Island
It's all relatives
Me and Bob Hope
I ran and I ran and I ran
I-raynians need not apply
Girls just wanna have funds
Joyeuse Noëlle
The wedding
I feel the earth move under my feet
A nose by any other name
Judges paid off
If I were a rich man
Afterword : Kazem and Nazireh Jazayeri.
Notes:
"With a new final chapter"--Cover.
This work was originally published in hardcover in slightly different form by Villard Books in 2003.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2004
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0812968379
9780812968378
OCLC:
54352504
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